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Dizzying Day for Trump Caps a Year Full of Them

Dizzying Day for Trump Caps a Year Full of Them

PALM BEACH, Fla. — It was perhaps fitting that President Trump ended another dizzying year in office with a crisis-driven day of surreal contrasts, one that began with him tracking a Middle East emergency from his golf club and ended with a tuxedo-clad president holding forth about North Korea, Iran and impeachment and vaping on […]

Hong Kong gears up for huge New Year’s Day anti-government march By Reuters

© Reuters. Anti-government demonstrators protest on New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters are expected to join a New Year’s Day march on Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations that have embroiled the Chinese-ruled city for over half a year spill into 2020. The pro-democracy march is […]

Hong Kong Protest: Thousands Expected to March on New Year’s Day

Hong Kong Protest: Thousands Expected to March on New Year’s Day

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for the city’s largest antigovernment protest in weeks, potentially injecting new momentum into a monthslong movement that has seen violent clashes and many arrests. Wednesday’s protest is only the second large-scale demonstration to be authorized by the police since […]

Utilities should be democratically owned cooperatives

Utilities should be democratically owned cooperatives

Jim Hightower at Alternet writes—Taking back democratic power: Why utilities should be owned by us all:  What if you were to control an energy business that’s also an economic development engine and a grassroots force for advancing social justice? You wouldn’t own it all by yourself, but you would indeed be a full-fledged owner, with a […]

Taiwan leader spurns China’s offer to unify under Hong Kong model | Taiwan News

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a “one country, two systems” political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island, saying such an arrangement had failed in Hong Kong. China claims Taiwan as its territory, to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if necessary. […]

Have you always wanted to go?

Have you always wanted to go?

This is a revised version of a post that originally appeared on New Year’s Eve 2016. When I was a kid I used to watch the New Year’s ball drop in Times Square on TV. Dick Clark was the host. Man, he was old, but I guess remembering him makes me old now, too. It’s […]

NHL Winter Classic 2020: 10 things to know about this year’s game

The first Winter Classic showdown of the 2020s is set for New Year’s Day when the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators will face off on a frozen rink placed inside of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. Everything from pregame festivities to the game itself has been planned and prepared for the 12th edition of the NHL’s […]

Media Yawn at the War on Christians

Media Yawn at the War on Christians

The secular media greet Christmas as a shopping season, and not as a special time for Christianity. They can devote hours of December “news” on which hot toys or gadgets would make great gifts, but not to segments on Christ and his birth. The same applies to the persecution of Christians. The apathy shown by […]

Grey’s Anatomy Star Caterina Scorsone Gives Birth to Baby No. 3

Matt Baron/Shutterstock What a way to end the year, indeed.  Earlier in November, Grey’s Anatomy star, Caterina Scorsone shared the exciting news that she was pregnant with her third child.  And today, on New Year’s Eve, she shared the amazing news that she had given birth to her little bundle of joy, Arwen. The actress took to Instagram to share […]

America Ferrera Is Expecting Baby No. 2 in 2020

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America Ferrera Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock America Ferrera has a lot to celebrate in the new year! On Tuesday evening, the 35-year-old actress shared the exciting and special news that she’s pregnant with her second child. That’s right, before closing out 2019, the Ugly Betty alum made the fabulous announcement that she’s expanding her family with husband, Ryan Piers […]

Australian Open 2020 news | Ashleigh Barty prediction, Jelena Dokic

Ashleigh Barty can withstand the crushing pressure of playing at home and win the Australian Open, former Aussie women’s star Jelena Dokic has predicted. Barty will come into her home Grand Slam as the world No.1 and reigning French Open champion. Australia’s last Slam winner, Sam Stosur, was unable to handle heightened expectations at her […]

Trump Warns Iran as Risk of Wider Armed Conflict Grows

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump toughened his rhetoric toward Iran on Tuesday, saying the country would “be held fully responsible” for the attack by Iraqi demonstrators on the United States Embassy compound in Baghdad, an assault that Mr. Trump said was directed by Tehran. “This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. […]

Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account is Hacked – Hollywood Life

Mariah Carey all of a sudden became the talk of social media on New Year’s Eve after her Twitter account was hacked. What a bizarre way to end 2019! Mariah Carey‘s Twitter account began acting extremely odd in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve when a user appearing to jokingly claim numerous identities and Twitter […]

Entertainment quiz of 2019 – BBC News

Image copyright Getty/Instagram From the Oscars to Glastonbury – via Friends, Love Island, Strictly and more – 2019 took us on yet another wild ride through the crazy world of entertainment. A lot went down. So answer these 20 quick questions below to see exactly how much of it actually went in. Pictures by BBC, […]

Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: Measles is one member of an extended family of viruses We’ve seen recent spikes in measles infections. Some European countries, including the UK, lost their measles-free status and many developing countries, especially parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania are seeing frequent outbreaks. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) […]

Are your friends bad for your health?

Image copyright Getty Images At the start of a new year, lots of people will resolve to make a healthy lifestyle change. Many find resolutions like cutting back on unhealthy snacks or taking part in a weekend fitness class easier when friends and family are making the same changes. However, not all decisions affecting our […]

North Korea’s Kim ends freeze of nuclear and missile tests | North Korea News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday said his country will continue developing nuclear programmes and introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, state media KCNA said, after the United States missed a year-end deadline for a restart of denuclearisation talks. As the United States makes “gangster-like demands” including continuing joint military […]

Lewis Capaldi named the UK’s biggest-selling musician of 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Scottish singer beat even Ed Sheeran in the end-of-year album chart Lewis Capaldi was the UK’s best-selling artist of 2019, as music consumption grew for the fifth year in a row. The Scottish star had both the top album and single of the year, with his ballad Someone […]

Take this IQ test: How clever are you?

Image copyright Getty Images When I was at medical school we were taught that we were born with all the brain cells we would ever have, and that after middle age it was downhill from then on. But we now know this isn’t true. Brain-scan technology means that we can now peer inside the living […]

Smokers past and present ‘live in more pain’

Smokers past and present ‘live in more pain’

Image copyright Getty Images People who smoke, and even those who have given up, report living in more pain than those who have never picked up the habit, a report suggests. The findings are based on an analysis of data from more than 220,000 people conducted by UCL. The researchers say the reason why is […]

Instagram hit for Cardiff student who posts revision notes

Instagram hit for Cardiff student who posts revision notes

Image copyright Zoe Petre Image caption Miss Petre began posting her revision notes to help motivate her to study It is typically the domain of selfies, or inspirational shots of food and travel. But one Cardiff University student has built up a large Instagram following, posting just photos of her revision. Zoe Petre, 21, of […]

Fostering: Councils join recruitment challenge in Wales

Fostering: Councils join recruitment challenge in Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a slow but steady increase in foster placements over the last decade in Wales Wales needs to find hundreds of foster families in the new year as demand continues to rise, say childcare campaigners. There has been a 35% increase in children in foster care in […]

UK hit historic renewable power milestone in 2019

The UK reached a clean energy milestone in 2019, generating more of its energy from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the first time since the industrial revolution. Figures from National Grid, which is responsible for balancing supply and demand in Britain’s electricity network, showed that almost half of the country’s energy came from […]

‘How Pokémon Go has changed my life’

‘How Pokémon Go has changed my life’

Image caption Matthew Gibson says he didn’t want to go out before Pokémon Go Pokémon Go was a record-breaking phenomenon when it launched in 2016, tempting gamers out of their homes to capture cute and colourful “creatures” outdoors. While some of its original players may have moved on to virtual pastures new, many others have […]

Balsall Common couple raise £1m for stillbirth support

Balsall Common couple raise £1m for stillbirth support

Image copyright Ryan Jackson Image caption Ryan and Amy Jackson support parents affected by baby loss across the West Midlands and Northern Ireland A charity set up as a “coping mechanism” by a couple whose daughter was stillborn has raised over £1m in 10 years. The Lily Mae Foundation was started a decade ago by […]

Iran denies role in U.S. embassy violence, warns against retaliation

Protesters and militia fighters gather to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), outside the main gate of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran denied it was behind violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and warned against any […]

ProtonMail launches E2E encrypted calendar app ProtonCalendar in public beta, tied to users' paid ProtonMail accounts, encrypting event info and participants (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: ProtonMail launches E2E encrypted calendar app ProtonCalendar in public beta, tied to users’ paid ProtonMail accounts, encrypting event info and participants  —  Encrypted email provider ProtonMail has officially launched its new calendar in public beta.  The move is part of the Swiss … Source link

Rams GM Les Snead doesn’t regret record deals for Jared Goff, Todd Gurley

6:22 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead says he does not regret signing Jared Goff and Todd Gurley to their record-breaking contracts. “Those […]

Australian cricket news | Mitchell Swepson ready for SCG Test debut

Mitchell Swepson believes he’s earned the right to be Australia’s first frontline legspinner since Steve Smith. Swepson arrived in Sydney on Tuesday with the Australian team after the Boxing Day Test domination, ready to begin preparations for a possible debut against New Zealand at the SCG. For a long-time considered a future star, Swepson toured […]

Caterina Scorsone Welcomes Daughter Arwen

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Warren Urges Democrats to ‘Imagine’ a Better America (and Her as President)

BOSTON — Marking a year since she began her campaign for president, and seeking to frame the final five-week sprint to Iowa, where much of her candidacy hinges, Senator Elizabeth Warren urged her supporters to “imagine that something better lies on the other side of the chaos and ugliness of the last three years” in […]

North Korea Is No Longer Bound by Nuclear Test Moratorium, Kim Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ​said his country no longer felt bound by its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, its official media reported on Wednesday in the strongest indication yet that the country could soon resume such testing. Mr. Kim also said the world would witness […]

NHL rumors 2020: Seven NHL players who could potentially be traded in January

With the NHL’s 2019-20 schedule entering a new year calendar year, the Feb. 24 trade deadline less than eight weeks away. Speculation will soon grow among fans and pundits over which players could become available in the trade market. Most teams that are sellers may wait until the deadline nears to shop their available assets in hopes of attracting […]

Consumer spending on mobile games grew 8% to $210 million on Christmas

Consumer spending on mobile games grew 8% to $210 million on Christmas, according to a report by mobile analyst firm Sensor Tower. That was up from $195 million last year. U.S. mobile gamers spent $58 million, or 2% more than Christmas 2018. And mobile games accounted for 76% of worldwide app spending on Christmas and […]

See How Your Fave Stars Are Bidding Farewell to 2019 on New Year’s Eve

Pop, fizz, clink! The time has come to close out 2019 with a bang and celebrate the start of a new decade: 2020! Some of our favorite celebrities are already looking forward to what’s ahead and plan to ring in the new year in a special way. But before the biggest and brightest stars join everyone […]

Boris Johnson: Brexit will mark ‘new chapter’ for UK, says PM

Image copyright Reuters The UK is on the verge of a “new chapter” in its history, Boris Johnson has said, as he promised to “finish the job” by delivering Brexit within weeks. In his new year message, the prime minister said he hoped the country would “move forward united” after it leaves the EU on […]

Protecting data on public clouds and edges with confidential computing

Protecting data on public clouds and edges with confidential computing

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel.________________________________________________________________________________________   Using the public cloud and edge is like swimming in the ocean. They’re vast resources filled with potential –- and peril. Without proper precautions, even experts can be attacked and drown. Despite these dangers, organizations increasingly rely on both […]

Macron Stands by Contested Pension Plan, Despite Pressure From Marathon Strike

And he repeated the word “responsibility,” which has come to represent a red flag for many unions; for Mr. Macron’s government, it means that people must work longer, and the retirement age will be effectively pushed from 62 to 64 for many. With the ratio of workers to retirees in decline, officials argue that the […]

People In Japan Learn To Love Their Robot Dogs — And Be Loved Back

TOKYO — It was before 10 a.m. on a gray summer Sunday, but already a small crowd had gathered outside Penguin Café at the end of a block in residential Tokyo. A woman named Kyoko, dressed in a white T-shirt and apron, unlocked the doors and motioned for everyone to come inside. Half a dozen […]

Story of the Year: Humanity’s First Look at a Black Hole

This spring, astronomers revealed the first image ever taken of a black hole, bringing a decades-long effort to a dramatic conclusion. The image offers humanity its first glimpse of the gas and debris that swirl around the object’s event horizon, the point beyond which material disappears forever. A staple of science fiction has finally become […]

Alex Jones to pay $100K in Sandy Hook case for ‘defamatory lies’

Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $100,000 in legal costs and fees to the father of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre. Texas District Judge Scott Jenkins issued the ruling Dec. 20 after the InfoWars conspiracy monger and his defense team “intentionally disregarded” an earlier order to provide witnesses and other […]

Protesters demonstrate at U.S. embassy in Iraq in new test for Trump By Reuters

By Ahmed Rasheed and Idrees Ali BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Protesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, setting off a confrontation with guards and posing a new challenge for U.S. President Donald Trump. The protests, led by Iranian-backed militias, prompted […]

Australian cricket news | Stars reject four-day Test revamp proposal

Player resistance looms as a major hurdle for cricket administrators to clear if the push for four-day Tests is to gather serious momentum. Australia host Afghanistan in a one-off Test next summer and there is a possibility that clash will be a four-day match. The International Cricket Council agreed to let boards schedule four-day Tests […]

Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy

BERLIN — Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. Utility company EnBW has said it will take the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant off the grid at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The plant’s license to operate expires […]

Prince’s designers just released clothes inspired by ‘1999’

Prince fans can now dress like it’s 1999. Designers who worked with the late rock icon from 2011 until his death in 2016 have released a collection of styles inspired by his “1999” album — a move entirely fitting for the end of this decade. The Prince estate is collaborating with designers Cathy Robinson and […]

Apple’s Stock Soared 89% in 2019, Highlighting the Company’s Resilience

It was only the second day of 2019, and Apple CEO Tim Cook already had some bad news for investors. Because the company had sold fewer iPhones than expected, he said, Apple’s quarterly revenue would be below expectations. At the time, it looked like Cook and his company would have a daunting year ahead. The […]

Amazon driver refuses to deliver booze to UK granny without ID

An Amazon driver might’ve been being a bit overzealous after twice refusing to deliver liquor to a UK woman sans an ID. Especially since the recipient was 92 years old. Carl Johnston had sent his grandmother Louise Wilkinson a $9.50 bottle of Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry as a special holiday treat, reports the Sun. Little […]

Dad outraged to learn hotel was hosting orgy right under his nose

Dad outraged to learn hotel was hosting orgy right under his nose

He doesn’t swing that way. A hot-and-bothered dad is slamming a Sacramento hotel for hosting a 1,000-person orgy without alerting its guests, according to a report. The father of four had planned to ring in the New Year with a stay at the city’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel — that is, until he discovered that […]

MeTV boosting already packed lineup of classic series

MeTV is quickly becoming the destination for classic TV lovers — adding “The Waltons,” “Adam-12” and the ’60s-era “Dragnet” to its already stacked-with-oldies lineup. That’s quite a bonanza for fans of television from a certain era — and, yes, “Bonanza” is also on MeTV’s schedule, along with oldies-but-goodies “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “The Big Valley,” […]

2020: World rings in New Year amid wildfires, protests | News

The New Year – and fresh decade – was welcomed in across the world with fireworks, dancing and champagne, but Australia‘s celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India. New Zealanders were among the first to welcome 2020 on Wednesday, with fireworks lighting up the sky […]

What to watch on New Year’s day 2020 on Netflix, TV and streaming

New Year’s Day is a time to make resolutions — and to pay the consequences of partying the night before by spending the day watching TV on your couch. Luckily there’s no shortage of quality programming this year. Here’s what to look for on Wednesday’s TV schedule. “Messiah” (Netflix) Netflix’s “Messiah.”Hiba Judeh/Netflix If you’re in […]

Cat lover sues woman over adopted pet’s ap-paw-ling sleeping arrangements

Cat lover sues woman over adopted pet’s ap-paw-ling sleeping arrangements

The claws are out! A cancer-ridden cat lover has launched a vicious court battle against the woman who took in her beloved feline — because the new cat mom doesn’t allow the furball to sleep in her bed. Danette Romano is accused of telling a tall tail when she agreed to adopt little Lacie from […]

‘KFC couple’ gets dream wedding after viral proposal video

‘KFC couple’ gets dream wedding after viral proposal video

The internet provides. The couple who got engaged at a South African KFC in November got hitched on Tuesday — in a luxurious ceremony sponsored by companies who found their proposal finger-lickin’ romantic. Hector Mkansi, 37, and Nonhlanhla Soldaat, 28, went viral after a video of their engagement was caught on camera and widely circulated […]

Justin Bieber documentary series ‘Seasons’ to premiere on YouTube

Justin Bieber documentary series ‘Seasons’ to premiere on YouTube

The Biebs is back. Bad boy-turned-Bible-toting superstar Justin Bieber is teasing his long-awaited musical comeback with a 10-part YouTube docuseries called “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” set to premiere Jan. 27, with new music to score the episodes. The trailer, which was released today, promises a look into the singer’s 2017 breakdown that caused him to cancel […]

Doing good deeds actually reduces your physical pain: study

Doing good deeds actually reduces your physical pain: study

Be nice — for your own sake. A new study has found that doing a good deed not only helps the recipient, but brings the giver physical pleasure and pain relief. “Acting altruistically relieved not only acutely induced physical pain among healthy adults but also chronic pain among cancer patients,” concluded the China-based authors in […]

The 19 best dressed men of 2019

December 31, 2019 | 3:30pm 1 of 20 In 2019, celebrity men blurred the lines between masculine and feminine dress by sporting heels, skirts, dresses and more on the red carpet. Others continued to hone their own signature styles with an emphasis on bold colors, retro cuts and ostentatious outerwear, while some newcomers broke out […]

Raging wildfires force 4,000 people to flee Australian town toward waterfront

Raging wildfires force 4,000 people to flee Australian town toward waterfront

PERTH, Australia — Wildfires burning across Australia’s two most populous states Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions and killed at least two people while more property along the country’s east coast fell victim to a devastating fire season. About 4,000 residents in the southeastern town of Mallacoota in Victoria state fled […]

Jets sign erratic former Cowboys K Brett Maher to futures deal

The New York Jets signed former Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher to a reserve/futures contract on Tuesday. The Cowboys released Maher earlier this month after he missed 10 field goal attempts during the season, the most for a kicker in the past four seasons. For the season, Maher was 20-of-30 on field goals and became […]

Porsha Williams Shares Daughter PJ’s First Holiday Photos

Porsha Williams Shares Daughter PJ’s First Holiday Photos | Top Navigation Close View image RHOA’s Porsha Williams Shares Baby Daughter PJ’s First Holiday Photos: ‘Obsessed’ this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Source link

‘Last embryo’ baby boy born after 15 rounds of IVF

Image copyright Vaughan Jones family Image caption Matheson Calon Tallett Vaughan Jones was born on 10 December A couple has brought home a healthy baby boy who was the “very last embryo” they implanted after deciding to call time on their attempts at IVF. Lewis and Hannah Vaughan Jones spent £80,000 on 15 rounds of […]

Srebrenica: Ex-Bosnian Serb general indicted for aiding genocide | News

Bosnia and Herzegovina‘s war crimes prosecutor has charged a former Bosnian Serb army general with aiding genocide by taking part in the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. The prosecutor’s statement on Tuesday said Milomir Savcic willfully aided ex-Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic and others during the atrocity, which has […]

Doctors baffled as 5-inch ‘dragon horn’ sprouts on man’s back

Doctors baffled as 5-inch ‘dragon horn’ sprouts on man’s back

This is not what they meant by “grabbing life by the horns.” A UK man baffled doctors after a 5-inch cancerous “dragon horn” sprouted out of his back despite him having no history of skin cancer, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The unnamed 50-year-old day laborer’s protuberance — which […]

Unplugging from Work Without Feeling Guilty

File this under the law of unintended consequences. Businesses are increasingly using online communication and collaboration apps to help their teams work more efficiently. That’s great. But because these apps allow teams to connect at all times, people have a harder time unplugging from work. That’s not great for the employee’s well-being. Here’s unplugging from […]

Geo-Bidding PPC Marketing: Everything LMS Companies Should Know

Do you need to increase your online visibility and broaden your prospects reach without going over your marketing budget? Try PPC Advertising. It is one of the best marketing strategies any eLearning marketer can follow to target the ideal LMS buyers. In this article, I’ll share everything LMS companies should know about launching a geo-bidding […]

Gene Therapies Make it to Clinical Trials

After years of ethical debates and breakthroughs in the lab, CRISPR has finally made its way to clinical trials. Researchers are now looking at whether the DNA-editing tool, as well as more conventional gene therapies, can effectively treat a wide array of heritable disorders and even cancers.  “There’s been a convergence of the science getting […]

Inside China’s worsening opioid crisis

Inside China’s worsening opioid crisis

SHANGHAI — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. Six years later, he was still alive. And still taking OxyContin. Wu said his doctor told him that OxyContin is not addictive, but when Wu tried to […]

New Year’s Eve 2020: Pictures From Around the World

From Australia to New York City, people are gathering to ring in the new year with fireworks and musical celebrations. Here’s a collection of images, updating as the clock strikes midnight around the world. Confetti fell on revelers in Quezon City, Philippines. Fireworks over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. [Are […]

MoveOn members in 2019: Putting our people power to work | MoveOn.Org

By Peyton Forte. Tuesday, December 31 2019 2019 | MoveOn members | people power MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with […]

6 AI features Microsoft added to Office in 2019

Microsoft has added so many AI-driven features to its Office productivity suite this year that we wanted to pull together a comprehensive list — but it’s not as straightforward as it might seem. Features like PowerPoint Designer, OneNote’s ink to text, and Word’s grammar and style suggestions got notable improvements, but they didn’t first show […]

Angola Freezes Assets of Ex-President’s Billionaire Daughter

Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country’s previous leader, in a sign that the country’s current president is taking a tougher line against the former first family. President João Lourenço ended former-President José Eduardo dos Santos’ nearly 40-year grip on power in 2017 and has been trying […]

Stars of TLC’s ‘Hot & Heavy’ say ‘they don’t feel exploited at all’

When it comes to love, does size matter? That’s the question at the heart of “Hot & Heavy,” a controversial new reality show exploring “mixed-weight relationships” on TLC premiering Jan. 7. The series follows three couples — all plus-size women and traditional-size men — and struggles they face, from weight-related health issues to hurtful comments […]

Feral, herpes-infected monkeys wreaking havoc in Florida

Feral, herpes-infected monkeys wreaking havoc in Florida

Feral primates capable of spreading deadly herpes are plaguing Floridians and the state’s wildlife, experts complain. And the rhesus macaques’ ranks are growing. “I personally am concerned,” Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida, tells the Guardian. The rhesus macaque population in Silver Springs State Park has grown to more […]

Trump Tries To Hide His Golfing With Absurd Southern White House Lie

Trump went golfing while a US embassy was under attack and then lied while calling his private club the Southern White House. Trump tweeted: Very good meeting on the Middle East, the Military, and Trade. Heading back to The Southern White House (Mar-a-Lago!). Updates throughout the day. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, […]

The secrets behind the ‘Party of Five’ modern reboot

The secrets behind the ‘Party of Five’ modern reboot

Count “Party of Five” among the classic shows to get a reboot. The original show, which aired six seasons on Fox from 1994 to 2000, boasted a talented young cast including Neve Campbell from “Scream” and Matthew Fox, who went on to “Lost.” The reboot premieres on Freeform Jan. 8. “It’s ironic to me that […]

4 Trends that are Transforming the Future of Healthcare

From drinking one’s own urine as a cure for broken bones to blood-letting to sending electrical shocks through a person’s body as a cure for mental illness — healthcare has a somewhat jaded past. Fortunately, as technology has improved our ability to study human physiology, medical professionals have become increasingly adept at diagnosing and curing […]

Mariah Carey Makes History With Major Music Milestone

Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas…is to make music history! The iconic singer’s smash hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third week in a row. Given that this week ends in an all new decade, this milestone means that Carey […]

Busy hospitals: ‘Stay away from A&E’ warning over festive period

Image caption Ambulances waiting outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea this month People have been asked to stay away from A&E departments and hold off from calling an ambulance unless they have a life-threatening emergency. The Welsh Ambulance Service said Christmas and New Year was its busiest time and asked people to know their limits while […]

These Restaurants Are Open on New Year’s Day 2020

Over the past five weeks, there have been two major holidays that required extensive time in the kitchen. And if you threw a holiday party, you likely spent several additional hours preparing food. So the thought of cooking on New Year’s Day has very little appeal. Whether you’re tired of the oven, just plain tired […]

Protesters at US embassy in Baghdad gear up for sit-in | Iraq News

Hundreds of protesters surrounded the United States embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday to demand an end to US “intervention” in the country. Raising flags of the powerful paramilitary group Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), the crowds chanted “down, down USA”. Many were dressed in army fatigues as they gathered around the heavily fortified embassy in […]

Trump Golfs As The US Embassy Is Attacked In Baghdad

Trump Golfs As The US Embassy Is Attacked In Baghdad

Donald Trump ignored an attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, and instead stuck to his holiday routine of going golfing. Ali Arouzi of NBC News reported: We’re hearing the staff is on lockdown at the embassy. They are in a secure part of the embassy. There is no plans to evacuate them at […]

Cop of the year reunites 3-year-old boy with lost stuffed toy

Cop of the year reunites 3-year-old boy with lost stuffed toy

This is an exemplary case of awwwww enforcement. An Ohio State Trooper has been hailed as a hero after reuniting a young boy with a stuffed animal that he’d lost on a highway. The boy’s mother shared the heartwarming story on Facebook Sunday, where it’s since gone viral. Leah Sharkey was driving with her 3-year-old […]

How global expansion mitigates a recession’s impacts

How global expansion mitigates a recession’s impacts

Presented by Velocity Global Economists, academics, and top executives increasingly predict that a global recession is on the horizon within the next year. In fact, when looking at the previous financial crisis back in 2008, there are many parallels to the current market conditions. Specifically, these financial experts see a sluggish stock market, an inverted […]

US stocks close out decade with 188% gain

US stocks are wrapping up one of their best years on record in 2019, rounding out a decade-long rally that began in the embers of the financial crisis, writes Richard Henderson. With markets close to flat in New Year’s Eve trading, the S&P 500 index of US blue-chips has gained 28 per cent, its best […]